A Conversation with Boston Globe Pulitzer Prize-winners

TUE, JUN 14, 2011 (1:35:45)

Boston Globe Pulitzer Prize-winners Ellen Goodman, Walter Robinson, Charlie Savage and Sebastian Smee reflect on how winning the award changed their careers. Former Boston Globe columnist and Pulitzer Prize-winner Tom Oliphant moderates.

+ BIO: Ellen Goodman

Ellen Goodman is a professor at Rutgers University School of Law at Camden, specializing in information law and policy. Professor Goodman's scholarship probes the appropriate role of government policy, markets, and social norms in supporting a robust information environment. She has focused recently on the future of public media and recently authored a book chapter entitled Public Service Media 2.0. This and recent law review articles are available at ssrn.com.

Professor Goodman has spoken before a wide range of audiences around the world, has consulted with the US government on communications policy, and has served as an advisor to President Obama's presidential campaign and transition team. She is a Research Fellow at American University's Center for Social Media, a Visiting Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania's Annenberg School of Communications, and has visited at Penn's Wharton School of Business and Law School.

Prior to joining the Rutgers faculty in 2003, Professor Goodman was a partner at Covington & Burling LLP, where she practiced in the information technology area. A graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School, Professor Goodman was a law clerk for Judge Norma Shapiro on the federal court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. She lives near Philadelphia with her husband and three children.

+ BIO: Charlie Savage

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Charlie Savage is a Washington correspondent for the New York Times. A native of Fort Wayne, Indiana, Savage graduated summa cum laude from Harvard College in 1998 and later earned a masters degree from Yale Law School while on a Knight Foundation journalism fellowship.

He began his career as a local government and politics reporter for the Miami Herald, and covered national legal affairs for the Boston Globe from 2003 to 2008 before moving to the Times. Savage lives in Washington, D.C., with his wife, the journalist Luiza Ch. Savage.

His articles in the Boston Globe received the Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting, the American Bar Associations Silver Gavel Award, and the Gerald R. Ford Prize for Distinguished Reporting on the Presidency. Savages book about the growth of executive power, Takeover, was named one of the best books of 2007 by both Slate and Esquire. The book also received the Award for Constitutional Commentary by the bipartisan Constitution Project and the New York Public Librarys Helen Bernstein Book Award for Excellence in Journalism.

+ BIO: Sebastian Smee

Smee, an art critic for the Globe, was awarded the 2011 Pulitzer Prize in Criticism. He previously wrote for a number of publications in London and Sydney. Smee is the author of five books on Lucian Freud, and one on Matisse and Picasso.

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